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The EarthAction Team
Amherst, MA
EarthAction's mission is to inform and inspire people everywhere to turn their concern, passion, and outrage into meaningful action for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world.
Interests: Sustainability, biking, peace, nuclear disarmament, forest conservation, nature, indigenous rights, human rights, renewable energy, climate change
Recent Activity
From October 24-30 (UN Disarmament Week), a team of volunteers in New York City counted out $542 billion – the approximate global nuclear weapons budget for the next five years – and symbolically reallocated this to climate protection, poverty alleviation and the Sustainable Development Goals. The money was counted in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2019 at EarthAction
November 2019 - The secret is "municipal aggregation," also called ‘Power Choice,’ in which the municipality bargains for its residents jointly. This aggregated bargaining power lowers the price to the point where, often, 100% renewable energy is cheaper than the original utility price. In Newton, MA, for example, 100% renewable... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2019 at 2020 Action
Poor diets are leading to alarming levels of child malnutrition worldwide, with millions of children who are stunted, overweight or lacking essential vitamins and nutrients. Overall, one-third of children under 5 aren’t growing well because they aren’t eating well. UNICEF’s latest report, The State of the World’s Children 2019: Children,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2019 at EarthAction
In less than 10 days, we will start counting out $1 trillion, the nuclear weapons budget for the next 10 years. We will 'reallocate this to climate protection and the sustainable development goals.' The main counting will be in New York with satellite countings also in London, New Mexico, Philadelphia... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2019 at EarthAction
October 2019 - President Trump is recklessly dismantling the world's defenses against nuclear war: He withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal which Iran had complied with faithfully. But now Iran has resumed enriching uranium. On August 2, 2019, Pres. Trump's withdrawal from the INF (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces) Treaty (agreed upon... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2019 at 2020 Action
For Global Spotlight Report #18, Climate Scorecard asked our Country Managers to provide information on how climate change is impacting the most vulnerable population groups in the leading greenhouse gas emitting countries that we cover. Read the Report Extreme weather events, such as soaring temperatures, droughts, floods, and forest fires... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2019 at EarthAction
Below is the latest Climate Scorecard Spotlight Report. For Climate Scorecard Report #17 we asked our Country Managers to provide a list of organizations in their countries that might help support our 2020 Campaign. Read the Report Over the next several months we hope to explore whether the organizations listed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2019 at EarthAction
The week of Sep 21-27 includes the UN International Day for Peace (September 21), UN Climate Summit (September 23), UN Summit on SDGs (September 24-25) and the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (September 26). Together these dates comprise a Global week of action on peace, climate,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2019 at EarthAction
September 2019 - Vote Forward/Swing Left is an organization working to get more progressive people registered to vote and then to vote in next year’s national and state elections. It has identified 11 “SuperStates” that are critical to advancing peace and the environment in the 2020 elections. These states will... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2019 at 2020 Action
The case for strong government action to combat climate change is becoming clearer each day. Extreme weather, rising seas, forest fires, pollution, and droughts are on the increase, serving as a dark reminder of the growing threat that climate change poses to the well-being of our planet. The recent report... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at EarthAction
An elder of the Tohono O’odham Nation speaks out against Hudbay Minerals’ proposed copper mine. Tucson, AZ — Last night a judge ruled in favor of three Native American Tribes’ challenge to the U.S. Forest Service’s approval of Hudbay Minerals’ plan to raze the Tribes’ ancestral lands to construct a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2019 at EarthAction
“In nature, nothing exists alone.” — Rachel Carson, 1962 Nature’s gifts to our planet are the millions of species that we know and love, and many more that remain to be discovered. Unfortunately, human beings have irrevocably upset the balance of nature and, as a result, the world is facing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2019 at EarthAction
More tigers live in captivity in the United States than exist in the wild around the world. Last century, nearly 100,000 tigers roamed Earth. Today, only about 3,900 tigers remain in the wild, covering less than 5 percent of their former range. The tiger's descent toward extinction is driven almost... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2019 at EarthAction
Harrison Ford at the 2019 Global Climate Action Summit Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2019 at EarthAction
National ‘green legacy’ initiative aims to reduce environmental degradation About 350m trees have been planted in a single day in Ethiopia, according to a government minister. The planting is part of a national “green legacy” initiative to grow 4bn trees in the country this summer by encouraging every citizen to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2019 at EarthAction
August 2019 - The Saudi war on Yemen has resulted in unprecedented starvation and death. U.S. participation in this war is unconstitutional, unauthorized under the War Powers Act of 1973, and immoral. The House and the Senate have both separately passed the Yemen War Powers Resolution, SJRes7, authored by Rep.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at 2020 Action
Mayors for Peace delegation (L-R) Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui; Satoshi Karoki; John Burroughs; North American Coordinator Jackie Cabasso; Director Yasco Suehiro; Secretary-General Yasuyoshi Komizo On July 1, at the close of its 87th Annual Meeting in Honolulu, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) unanimously adopted a bold new resolution,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2019 at EarthAction
Below is the latest Climate Scorecard Spotlight Report. For this report, we asked our country managers to provide a short-list of policy recommendations that their countries can follow to decrease the temperature of the planet and ensure 1.5 degree compliancy. READ THE REPORT We hope that these recommendations gain traction... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2019 at EarthAction
Abolition 2000, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND), UNFOLD ZERO and the World Future Council invite you to participate in a webinar on Move the Nuclear Weapons Money: Divesting from Destruction. Investing in peace and sustainability Tuesday July 30 5pm – 6:30pm Central Europe time 11:00 – 12:30 USA... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2019 at EarthAction
Read more about Ben Ferencz here in a recent EarthAction blog post. Download Planethood, a free e-book by Ben Ferencz here. It’s a ‘must read’ for all who care about peace, justice and the planet. Twenty years ago, the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation played a role in the effort to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2019 at EarthAction
The Global Peace Index (GPI) 2019 rankings, released earlier this month, demonstrate that ‘Global peacefulness has improved for the first time in five years.’ But for most of the countries possessing nuclear weapons their level of peace remains far below the global average, and in some cases has declined even... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2019 at EarthAction
Over six years of working across the globe to fight wildlife crime through our intelligence-led approach to conservation, it has become clear that Elephant Actions League’s scope of work has expanded well beyond its name. As we continue to broaden that scope, we need a name that better reflects what... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2019 at EarthAction
RN: Use the searchable microsite to access the report Read the press release in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish. Use figures and infographics to tell the story PARTICIPATE: Join us at an event: Overcoming Africa´s Energy Access Gap: Strategic Priorities for Scaling up Renewables (Addis... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at EarthAction
July 2019 - The sudden decline of the magnificent Monarch butterfly has been in all the papers and weekend magazines in recent years. Less well known is the fact that nearly one million plant and animal species worldwide are poised on the brink of extinction, according to the recently released... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2019 at 2020 Action
PlanetHood: The Key to Your Future was written by Benjamin B. Ferencz and Ken Keyes, Jr. in 1980. This non-copyrighted work was written to advance the argument for a system of international law complete with courts, enforcement, and an international congress. A central theme of the book is the threat... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2019 at EarthAction